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good morning. completely wrong. mitt romney concedes he made a mistake with those secretly recorded 47% comments as he tries to build on his debate momentum, and this morning the jobs numbers come out. how will they impact the race? cancelled. american airnes grounds dozens . urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what's caused seats to come loose on its planes. and duelling divas. mariah carey, nicki minaj and reports of a gun on the set of an "american idol" audition.
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mariah is adding extra security on today, october 5th, 2012. savannah guthrie live from from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt. the jobs report, all about the economy for this election, one of two remaining before election day. both campaign and voters will be keeping a close eye on what it means for the economy. >> big part of the politics right now, and you can betemit romney will be quick to pounce if it shows the same sluggish job growth we've seen in recent months. coming up, we'll talk to cnbc's jim cramer about what we can expect. also, remember that impatient driver we showed you on thursday caught on camera using the sidewalk to get around a crowded school bus. guess what? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a
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little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important dates on the calendar. first, wednesday's debate and then, second, today's jobs report, the latest update on the state of the nation's economy. you can expect mitt romney will be pouncing on the strong performance he had this week and the jobs reports numbers and we've learned a huge audience was watching, more than 62 million americans, first to tune
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into a presidential election since 1980 between president jimmy carter and ronald reagan. late thursday fireworks exploded in the sky, not on the debate stage. in virginia's heavily conservative shenandoah valuey. >> last night was an important night for the country. >> reporter: a confident, reinvigorated mitt romney alongside his running mate paul ryan tried to capitalize on the campaign's fresh momentum. >> i got a chance to ask the president questions that people want to ask around the country and you heard his answers. >> reporter: also thursday night, romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about during the debate. appearing on fox news he repudiated his earlier comments seemingly writing off 47% of americans. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong, and i -- i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%.
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>> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds to pbs, the home to big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, just a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird! who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? elmo's got to watch out. >> reporter: meanwhile, a past presidential nominee, former vice president al gore, who had his own debate struggles,
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offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming the high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> -- i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them last night mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president will head off to the battleground state of ohio and mitt romney goes to florida where he campaigns this weekend, the president ultimately ending up in california for a fund-raising event including a concert with john bone jovi, katy perry and stevie wonder. >> peter alexander from virginia, thank you. ed schultz is the host of "the ed show" on msnbc.
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>> good morning, savannah. >> you're a supporter of the president, your viewers are a supporter of the president. i think everybody in the political spectrum believed he slipped wednesday night. >> t c again. the margin of error, winning or losing in this campaign or this election is so tight right now, he just can't do it. i mean, there's been such an effort to suppress the vote. those people are now energized after what they saw the other night. the president's team has to bounce back, get on message, be aggressive. you know, talk radio across america people were disappointed. they were frustrated. they saw the perfect opening. i got a phone call from a lady yesterday in pennsylvania who said that, you know, when i'm sitting at home and i know the material better than the president, something owes wrong. >> it's a question of whether he fought back on substance. there's also the issue of style. people said he seemed checked out, not really present, not engaging. what do you think was going on? >> there were so many lies
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coming across the stage and so many inaccuracies it was hard to decide which one he wanted to protect first. the president's personality is he's bookish, likes to explain things. not somebody that will put things in a two or three-line thing. >> sounds like you're making excuses for the president. >> look back at president obama, the interviews he does, he like to get details. he's not had as many debates as mitt romney. romney knows where president obama is weak. woman any went in there from the opening answer the other night, he was aggressive. he was the guy in the board room, the corporate shark, knew how to get this audience done and was going to run over everybody. i think that might play to his disadvantage in the long run. >> let me ask you about the 47% remarks. mitt romney said on fox the other night he thinks they were completely wrong, those remarks. initially he stood by them. do you see a larger change in strategy in the romney campaign? >> it is mandatory. he can't go to ohio and explain
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the 47% without correcting that. this is definitely a redirect on the part of the campaign, and they are doing it at the right time. they are doing it -- this is actually the most momentum that mitt romney has had throughout this whole campaign. this is the perfect time to make that correction, but are people going to believe it? that's the question. >> very quickly, what do you think president obama does for the next debate? do you think he'll be more aggress sniff is there a danger of overcompensating now? >> he has to forget that. he has to go right at it. he has to be detailed, has to be aggressive. the thing that's so frustrating i think for liberals is they know that the president has accomplished a lot without any help from the republicans. that's a fact. that's not attacking your opponent. >> ed schultz, good to get your perspective this morning. >> thank you, savannah. >> see "the ed show" weeknights at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >> both campaigns are waited with bated breath for the new jobs report, coming out this morning, a key indicator of where the economy is. cramer is host of cnbc's "mad
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money." >> good morning, dave. >> what do we expect, more anemic growth like we saw last month? >> yes. i don't expect a lot of jobs to be created. a lot of industries aren't hiring. >> why not? why is there still a lack of demand in the economy in. >> two reasons, one is that washington has this fiscal cliff. people are worried that the two parties can't come together. second, europe very weak and a lot of big manufacturers do export. don't have a lot of good business there. >> you hear so much, get to the fiscal cliff in a minute. still, the idea of the animal spirits, both on wall street and in corporate america being restrained. what are those spirits and why is that still the case? is it uncertainty about the election outcome in. >> yes, it really does matter. a lot of companies are happy to stockpe their cash. they have got big profits. they don't feel like expanding. why not wait a few months. why not hire now. hire in january. >> also interesting you have a lot of corporations acting like their own banks, right, simply holding on to cash because they are worried about the banking sector still. >> i think that most companies these days want to be self-financed. raised a lot of money. they have gone and issued bonds
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at a very low rate. they don't need to hire. they can just keep the cash. >> what's healthy right now, healthy sectors where you see growth? >> healthiest autos. a remarkable number of autos being sold, almost a boom. some strength in retail, health care. those are all hiring. >> when we look at the jobs numbers and see the unemployment rate maybe being static, maybe ticking up, what's a jobs number that you look at that would be a sign of a healthier economy of more remand? >> we need to see under 8% unemployment, need to see north of 120,000 jobs created. we'll know at 8:30. those are both stretch numbers. that would really help the president. i don't know if he can get him. >> talked about the fiscal cliff a minute ago. this is the end of the year, all these issues being kicked down the road here by congress and by the white house, so you have automatic spending cuts that would come into place. both wall street and i would imagine corporate america are deeply concerned about what the impact of that would be. >> when you speak to chief executive officers, i do a lot of that, they all say it. it's their excuse. now, maybe some of them should be hiring. everyone says listen, it's
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washington's fault. you've got to remove that roadblock. >> stock market through all of this has been performing very well, why? >> nothing to do with the country or unemployment. the stock market is doing well because the companies have a lot of cash. they are redistributing. they have got some prospects that maybe next year will be better, but right now they are doing better by not hiring instead of hiring. >> jim cramer, thanks so much. more on the jobs report tonight on "mad money" at 6:00 and 11:00 eastern on cnbc. i'll talk about the impact on the presidential race sunday on "meet the press." newt gingrich joins me and also my interview with arnold schwarzenegger. now over to natalie morales at the news desk with the morning's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. american airlines has been forced to cancel more flights this morning after it took 48 boeing 757s out of service to readdress the problem with those loose seats. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. american said it had to cancel 50 flights yesterday, another 44 today after it ordered those 48 planes to stay on the ground last night while it reexamines
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and then fixes the possible with those loose seats. the airline says its mechanics now believe that they have discovered the real problem that caused some seats to come loose, something called the seat lock plunger mechanism. really, it's a pin and lock system that got stuck in the unlocked% on some planes. american blames wear and tear and even spilled soda over the arir for that problem. they inspected and last night pulled those planes because of the pin and lock mechanism. it now is going to put them back into service very slowly. american hopes to have the repairs completed by saturday, but thousands of passengers will likely be inconvenienced again today. natalie. >> all right. tom costello, covering the story for us. thanks, tom. now to israel where a young american man opened fire in a southern resort town. nbc's martin fletcher has more from tel aviv. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. well, it seemed this was an argument that went sadly too
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far. a young american man in his 20s was in the hotel, the leonardo club hotel in eilat israel south. had an argument with a hotel employee that went too far. a security guard came over to try to break up the argument. the american man grabbed the guard's gun and started shooting and killed a man. he then ran away. imagine the panic in the hotel, jewish holiday, hotel full of tourists. the man hid in the hotel kitchen. the police came, a large contingent of police rushed to the hotel. there was a shootout of some kind and the police killed the young american man. we don't know the american's name. we don't know where he came from or what the argument was about, but, again, as i say, it didn't start out as any kind of planned attack. it was an argument that went out of control, and the police are saying nothing to do with terrorism, purely treating it as a criminal matter. natalie. >> thanks, martin. health officials are warning thousands of people across 23
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states could be at risk of contracting fungal meningitis, the rare and deadly strain of the disease that's been linked to the contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. at least five people have died from the outbreak and another 35 people across six states have been sickened. united nations is strongly condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border village that killed two women and three children. syrian officials say they are not seeking to escalate the cross-border violence with turkey. this as the u.s. expresses support for turkey's retaliation following the incident. a players lockout has put the hockey season on ice through october 24th. the nhl has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season. players are locked out over a dispute over how to divvy up some $3 billion in revenue. nasa's curiosity rover is now shovel ready. starting on saturday, the rover will start scooping sand from mars and shake it up for hours to get rid of any residual dirt from our planet. then once it gets the right
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scoop of sand shaken, not stirred, it will pour it into a mobile lab and start analyzing it to see if there are traces of life. now 7:15 right now. back over to savannah, david and al. >> thank you so much. mr. roker is here. we're playing a little scrabble this morning. >> david gregory just busted us. we're both playing scrabble with each. >> words with friends. >> words with friends. >> this is work time. >>l is beating me 319-299. >> let's show you what's going on. >> wow. >> we've got a strong cold front coming in. ahead of this front. look at these temperatures, anywhere from 5temperatures. five to 20 degrees above normal. temperatures in the 80s. behind it, temperatures falling into the 40s and 30s and almost like blizzard conditions in northern minnesota. wet weather along the front will stretch up into the ohio river valley. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest upper 60s and low 70s.
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showers and thunderstorms in central and western florida. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a spectacular sunrise over the potomac. i'm tom kierein. live view from the nbc 4 city camera. 63 now at reagan national. elsewhere, in the 50s with a calm wind. 40s in the mountains where there's peak autumn color now. later today, climb sboog the low 80s. lots of sun and low humidity. increasing clouds >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> we have more this morning on some startling video we showed you on thursday, a driver using a sidewalk to get around a school bus picking up kids. nbc's katie tur is in cleveland, ohio with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a bus driver for those kids shot a video stung to see, a woman and what appears to be total
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disregard for the law and the safety for those kids. a brazen maneuver caught on tape, without even pausing. watch as this driver pulls up on to the curb and drives down the sidewalk to avoid waiting behind a school bus for handicapped children. >> comes through here every morning, goes around the school bus every morning. >> reporter: not just goes around. in the video you can clearly she sheena hardin doesn't just illegally pass on the right but uses a pedestrian walkway as a detour, and this was all captured by the bus driver. mom lisa kelly saw it every day, too, as she waited for the bus to pick up her daughter. >> what if it was her in a wheelchair. >> reporter: hardin does this all the time, but they needed proofrks so the driver got out his cell phone camera and started rolling, getting all the proof needed.
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the next day a cleveland police officer was ready and waiting. >> all right. she has been caught. justice has been served. >> reporter: hardin appeared in court on tuesday and plead not guilty to the charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless driving. hardin's mother trying to explain away her daughter's actions by arguing the bus takes too long and that what her daughter did wasn't all that dangerous. >> clearly the handicapped boy cannot run across the street. there's a factory across the street. >> reporter: look again. across the street is not a factory but a day care center, full of kids, who could have easily been in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> if we are h to evacuate the building, we would have to come through this door. this door here to come out of the building, and if she's coming up on the sidewalk, well, then, there's the danger right there. >> reporter: miss hardin is facing a $500 fine. she's due back in court later this month. we tried to talk to her a couple
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of times to ask her what she was thinking, what she was doing, but on the advice of her lawyer she declined to comment. savannah? >> katy tur in cleveland, thank you. >> switching gears back to the debate. the late night hosts are having fun with the presidential debates. jon stewart aiming most of his fire, oh, yeah, at president obama. >> there is no red america. there is no blue america. this is only the america that can't believe how bad this guy did in the debate. romney won with the sound up. >> you're entitled to a house and airplane but not your own facts. >> romney won with the sound off. dude. he's yelling at you. look up. look at! what are you writing at that's so important? you know, mr. president, everybody has parts of their jobs that they don't like so much, but they still have to do those things if they want to keep those jobs, and if you don't want to do it for
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yourself, think of your supporters. look what your performance did last night to one of them. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out. what was he doing tonight? he was disarmed? where was obama tonight? >> you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthews! >> he's still broken. you know, at one point, when he's writing, was he writing in his diary. >> playing words with friends. got a couple of letters. >> couldn't let that go. >> oh, my goodness. >> all right. >> coming up, the escalating feud on the set of "american idol." did nicki minaj really threaten to shoot mariah carey. >> what? >> or is it just hype for the show. we'll see, and the magazine cover featuring new more and yahoo! ceo marissa mayer. we'll
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♪ he saves the day! ♪ in his tasty way! ♪ ♪ he is the crunchy nut! [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. good morning. it's 7:26 on this friday, october 5th. i'm aaron gilchrist. we have problems on the road this morning. danella sealock has a check. >> we have a situation in arlington. traveling southbound, it's going to carry your northbound and southbound traffic between jefferson davis highway to arlington bridge road. it's expected to last until noon. a live look past 202. heavy on the brakes. delays from the beltway on 50 all the way to 295, you are 32 miles per hour. aaron?
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storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. today with your under a clear sky. the four day forecast, highs in the low 80s with lots of sun and
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low humidity. clouds saturday, could get an afternoon shower, chilly rain on sunday. monday looks to be a cold start to the morning and chilly afternoons with sunshine. back to you. >> thank you..
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i think you guys know what these are, right? how long you been waiting? it's okay, everybody. i need to make a phone call. >> okay. you've seen the guy who pranked people waiting in line for the precious new iphone, been waiting for hours, even days. his name is alex goyette. he is here this morning, and in fact check out what happened just moments ago. >> oh, thank you. oh! >> i am so sorry about that, guys. >> you're that creepy prankster guy. hey, we know you. >> there you go. >> thank you. >> very good.
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>> much funnier in slow motion. >> whoa. >> i get it now. >> no, i was in on the joke, but did you guys buy it? >> you were in on the joke. you must be that crazy prankster man, if that didn't give it away. >> did you fall for it? >> look. i love a fake fall so i -- i saw. i'm like who is this masked man coming up. i don't know who he is. >> exactly. >> if you sat for a little bit -- >> if you would have done what you normally do. >> so it was my fault. >> fired him on the spot and said who is this man. >> like he did yesterday to one of the interns. >> yeah, exactly. right in keeping. well, that didn't work, but you know what, he's got a lot of other pranks and they are pretty funny. >> okay. >> good clean fun. that's what it is. >> a good time is what it is. >> also ahead, new scrutiny for yahoo!'s new ceo marissa mayer, already preparing to return to work after giving birth to her
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son, something raising eyebrows right now and this magazine cover adding fuel to that fire. we will tell you a little bit about that coming up. >> that's actually the prankster guy. >> let's move on. also football. the regular referees are back. >> that's good. >> where are the fashion police? coming up, why some very tough football players are crying fowl over their new uniforms. apparently they think they are too tight and aren't flattering. >> can't they get manx. >> think they show running back fat. >> i would think they would want that so there's less to grab on to on the line. >> true. >> it's kind of accenting their love handles. >> they are big guys. >> we'll get into that in a few moments. >> okay. looking forward to that. we'll start this half hour with the ongoing dustup between "american idol" judges nicki minaj and mariah carey. e news correspondent jason kennedy has more on this. >> off with your head. >> reporter: it's the battle of the divas.
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hip-hop's nicki minaj versus pop superstar mariah carey. >> every time you take a shot at me you're gonna take it back. figure it [ bleep ] out. >> reporter: the leaked video shows a smackdown between the two "american idol" judges. it's been a hot topic all week since it surfaced this week on the celebrity website tmz. >> a big diva fight on "american ido idol", rumors of it between mariah carey and nicki minaj. >> no rumors, i saw the video. >> reporter: thursday on "the view" care yes's side of the story was revealed with an explosive new claim. >> when nicki walked off the street, multiple people heard her say if i had a gun i would shoot the [ bleep ]? carey doesn't feel anything would happen but she has hired extra security. >> she doesn't feel comfortable
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emotionally but will continue the show. >> reporter: minaj responded and tweeted. she wrote ironically no camera or mike heard the gun comment. barbara walters didn't reach out from our team. i guess we're too dangerous. "idol" producers deny a gun threat was met. nicki minaj reached out and it was declined. >> from the very beginning with nicki minaj on set there was displeasure being said, mariah is supposed to be the star of the show, she's the jennifer lopez, wanted the attention on her and with the arrival of nicki minaj there are now two female divas on the panel. >> this it's a joke? think it's a joke? >> reporter: carey's husband nick cannon weighed in on the controversy that some say is nothing more than a pr stunt to boost sagging ratings. >> my wife and i, she's node move by any of the theatrics or
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pageantry. she's just there to do her job and help young people on this show that we've all grown to love. >> reporter: "american idol" is set to begin its 12th season in january, and producers surely hope fans will be watching to see who comes out on top, both on stage and at the judges' table. for today, jason kennedy, los angeles. >> alicia quarles is a correspondent for e news and donny deutsch is with deutch, inc. >> good morning. >> this threat that she was going to shoot her, is this real? >> maria saying that several people told her they overheard nicki saying this. she said i never said it. prove it. it wasn't on camera. not on audio. i didn't say it, but maria is getting more security, and has taken this threat as real but nobody ever heard it that's coming on camera. >> i'm blown away by the stunning importance of this incident. is this publicity? >> i'm actually repulsed by it.
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>> yeah. >> without getting too high and mighty and everybody knows i'm a pretty liberal guy. this is so disgusting. like what has happened to our culture that the only thing that can garner attention for a tv show is when one woman supposedly said to the other one i'm going to shoot the bitch. the reason "american idol" is over and done is the basic premise of oh, we're going to take an american and they will rise to the top is no longer interesting. we have to now make it about these idiotic judges fighting which shows me this genre is over. i'm disgusted. >> i don't think this genre is over. come on, you've got all these shows, "idol" was first. >> as a woman aren't you repulsed by this? >> sure. >> we're being very, very glib. this is no different than the housewives and everything else. >> this is different. >> why do we get turned on when people are going to kill each other or fight each other? >> something real in the industry with these women, is there a real feud?
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>> they worked together on a single. maria has been around for years and years and nicki made it in a male-dominated genre. putting these women together, there's going to be drama. >> all kidding aside as the employer, an employee overheard another employee saying that the person would be fired immediately. i was in the car -- literally, my bill daughter was in the car and a deejay was reporting this at 7:00 at night and say i guess this means "american idol" is getting good. thank god my daughter didn't hear it. this is a family show. >> that's the real question. it's taken the judges' tension and rivalry to a different level. >> this is just one incident. can't be indicative of the whole show. "idol" has been on year, had many judges. these two ladies are professional enough to get it together and make it about finding talent. >> all kidding aside. you're a dad. we kind of glibly go, but then
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you kind of go there's something wrong here. something so off. >> donny, this didn't air on national tv live? >> the fact that these women behave this way. if i'm rupert murdoch, get them off the air. >> oh, come on, donny, it's great tv. >> somebody -- if i had a gun i would shoot the bitch. >> all i have to say thank god we have playoff baseball for family entertainment. now time for another check of the weather from al. >> friends here, hanging out. let's all get in the car and head up and look at some of the colors changing. we are talking about beautiful color up in new england and the upper mississippi river valley. the rockies going to be spectacular this weekend. will the weather match? let's see what we have for you. showers in northern new england and new york. snow in the rockies. look for beautiful weather out west.
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sunday, sunday, we are expecting more rain in new england. we are looking at gorgeous weather southwest in the pacific northwest. sunny, cool in the rockies. great leaf looking weather there. >> peak color in western maryland and the mountains of west virginia. we have some color showing up on individual trees around the metro area. right now, it's a chilly morning under a clear sky. temperatures down into the low 50s in the metro area. 40s in the mountains. later today, into the 70s and low 80s. low humidity and lots of sun. tomorrow, increasing clouds, high mid-70s. a shower saturday afternoon. chilly rain on sunday and a >> and, of course, we're getting ready for the big one. sunday night "football night in america." that's right. this is a good one. oh, lord, won't you buy me a mercedes-benz superdome as we look at the outdoor weather.
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it's a domed stadium so don't worry about it. it's clear, mild, temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. can the saints finally get in the win column? we'll find out on sunday night "football night in america." david. >> thank you. up next, yahoo!'s new ceo on the cover of "fortune." why didn't she pose pregnant in the decision that has some women upset. and the first listen to adel's new james bond theme song, but first these messages.
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back now at 7:34 with a picture getting a lot of attention. marissa mayer, yahoo!'s ceo and brand new mom on the cover of a magazine but choosing not to pose while pregnant. nbc's ann thompson has more on this. >> reporter: when you become the leader of a high-profile company like yahoo! criticism comes with the territory, but when you add being the first pregnant woman
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to be named ceo of a fortune 500 company, you'll understand why every move marissa mayer makes reverberates with more than just yahoo!'s shareholders. it is a great photo. marissa mayer on the cover of the most recent issue of "for tune" magazine looking professional, elegant and trim, and to some moms on the internet that's the problem because mayer just gave birth to her first child this week. >> of course, pregnancy doesn't define her, but it is so much a part of her story, and it's so much -- it's a big part of the reason why we look up to her, and i was surprised that they didn't show her, you know, pregnant and in a power suit. >> reporter: a "fortune" spokesperson confirms the magazine wanted to shoot mayer for the cover when she was pregnant but she declined. the magazine used a photo taken almost a year ago. >> we're not all demi moore. >> reporter: "huffington post" said too much is being made of
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the cover. >> why should she pose nine months pregnant? she doesn't stand for all women. doesn't have to represent us all the time. >> reporter: as mayer rose through the ranks at google, she never publicly shied away from setting an example. >> i think what women in technology really need is role models and inspiration. >> reporter: talking in 2008 about google's maternity leave policy. >> i mean, we basically said a baby should have their parent at home for six weeks, three months, should be standard from the child's point of view which ultimately means it's a really supportive environment for women but doesn't necessarily mean special treatment for women. >> reporter: yahoo! hired mayer as its ceo in july knowing that she was pregnant. when mayer gave birth sunday, a yahoo! spokeswoman told the "new york times" mayer plans to be back in the office within one to two weeks. that, too, is generating flack. >> we should be sending a message that women need more maternity leave. they need better benefits and need more time. they need a workplace that
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understands that this is a period of time that women need to be with a baby. >> all this criticism could make the corner office look real good to mayer. >> mommies are hard on each other, very tough. she will get a lot of criticism for everything she does while being a mommy. >> reporter: now nbc news reached out to yahoo! for comments but did not hear back. mayer and her husband zachary bogue are also looking for help to name their son and that, too is generating controversy, reportedly sending out an e-mail to family and friends asking for suggestions. now in the business world, mayer will ultimately be judged on her ability to turn yahoo! around, and that's a big job. its stock price has fallen 40% in the last five years. >> there's a woman who has a lot on her plate. >> give her a break, right? >> give her a break, i'm with you on that one. anne thompson, thank you. >> still ahead, we'll meet a prankster who pulled a fast one on people waiting for the new iphone. coming up next, the unusual
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nfl players haupset about the f of their uniforms. nbc's kristen dahlgren with more on this. kristen. >> reporter: picture all these big, intimidating guys in the locker room getting ready for a guy saying, hey, does this jerseyy make me look fat? professional football, full of bone-crushing hits, big tough guys, and these. huge concerns, how their new uniform falls while they are tackling. when the cardinals and rams faced off last night, many on the offensive lines top 300 pound, so you might think they would have relaxed-fit jerseys but the fall fashion trend in the nfl is exactly the opposite. this season most of the league switched to new form-fitting uniforms created by nike. >> how can we make it better? how can we make it faster? >> reporter: great if you're one of these sleek chiseled running backs or receivers.
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maybe not so much for guys who play on the line. >> it feels like it's body paint every once in a while trying to get it on. once you're in it, it's very breathable and very light material but once again you have to get into it first before you can actually do that. >> reporter: listed at 345 pounds steelers tackle max starks is one of the league's biggest players but not the only one feeling the pinch. the "wall street journal's" nfl reporter kevin clark heard from a lot of players. >> we had one players from the 49ers who saw him in his jersey and said, honey, looks like you swal ode a small baby. >> reporter: the tighter jerseys keep players from grabbing and holding but during the game the constant adjustments may affect performance. >> you only have 25, 40 seconds to get ready after the snap or after the play and some of tm are worried about pulling down their jersies or making sure they look okay. >> reporter: having some fun with this, but there hasn't been any official complaint from the players. nike says that it worked with players on the design.
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it's made different cuts, different sizes, and david, you're a husband. you know the right answer is always, baby, you look great in that. >> ain't that the truth. >> you got that right, kristen. >> you can sort of understand some of these bigger guys, it's tough, but then there's some value from the sports point of view as well. >> because you don't want to be able to grab the jersey. >> hold them. >> definitely. >> maybe if they had a little belt that cinched it. learn this on the "today" show. >> they wear man spanx, do that. >> five tasty ways to make bacon. >> yes! >> and the new james bond song coming up after your local news. , but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems...
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7:56 is your time now on this friday, october 15th or 59 rather. we are seeing big delays in arlington. let's check in can danella sealock. >> downed wire affecting your commute if you are traveling in road. it carries northbound and southbound volume from jefferson daifr highway to arlington ridge heading to southbound i-95 in stafford area. a car fire is out and moved to the shoulder lane. >> back to you. >> we'll take a quick b
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good morning. a chill in the air on this friday morning under a clear sky we are into the 50s for much of the region. 40 z in the mountains. the fore day forecast, today is the last day we are going to get to 80 degrees for the rest of the year. mid-70s tomorrow with increasing clouds. maybe an afternoon passing shower. sunday, chilly rain with highs in the 50s and chilly into next week. >> thank you.
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8:00 now on this friday morning. it is the 5th day of october, 2012. feels downright spring-like out here. isn't it going to be almost 80 today? >> that's right. >> the music you hear is cher lloyd's hit song. she will stop by this morning for a performance. look forward to that. i'm savannah guthrie alongside the aforementioned al roker and david gregory who has been here with us all week. >> always so welcoming. >> insights into your personality. it's fun. >> time to bottle it back up and go back to "meet the press."
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>> what's going on? >> oktoberfest theme, and we'll be talking about everything from the hottest new movies in music to some seasonal decorating ideas that you can put together with the kids which is fun, if it weren't, you know, 85 degrees and felt more autumnal. >> just saw adel adele who will singing the new theme song for the james bond movies, and we also want to put together and create costume ideas for your family pet, including some you sent us and natalie's dog zara will be here and my new rescued pup pepper will be here as well. >> we'll have a little pet parade and we'll meet the guy behind the hilarious pranksters, he was outside the iphone store, people lined up to get the new iphone and you hate it when that happens. tried to prank us this morning but as david pointed out i ruined it. we'll catch up with him.
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that will be fun. before that we'll go over to natalie morales over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney and president obama are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama meanwhile accused romney of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that have come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service by tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat locking mechanisms to malfunction. a panel of the california parole board issued a grant of parole thursday for charles manson follower bruce davis who has been imprisoned for 40
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years. davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two men unrelated to the infamous sharon tate murders. his release must still be approved by the entire parole board and by california's governor. a california teen has been denied his eagle scout award because he's gay. a boy scout official says 17-year-old ryan andresen is no longer eligible. an online petition urges his local troop to we ject what they call a discriminatory policy. for a look at what's trending today, a quick roundup of what has you talking online. the gregory brothers wasted no time re-working wednesday's presidential debate. here is a sample of their song. ♪ i love big bird, i like pbs, like you, too, but i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs ♪ ♪ i worked to cut $1 trillion
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out of our budget ♪ >> as the gregory brothers put, it debates work better as musicals. perhaps so. adele's title song for the new james bond movie "skyfall" is popular on itunes ahead of its official release on thursday. ♪ we will stand tall snows face it all together at skyfall ♪ >> the james bond franchise debuted 50 years ago today and punked by a skunk. this educational moment also turned into a lesson the audience would never forget. take a look. >> how a skunk can spray. hit you in the eyes at 12 feet. >> wow. >> aim for the exits. >> gotcha. this time it was a prank, but
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you should never point a loaded skunk at a crowd. that's for sure. 8:05. let's go back outside. >> i don't know how to trust what's real. >> like instant replay in slow mo now mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> there's an old adage about a skunk. with are you fine ladies from? >> maryland. >> having a good time? >> yes. >> are you on a long weekend here? >> no. >> a field trip. >> yeah. >> that's fantastic. so you're not cutting school. >> all right good, good. let's see what we've got for you. our pick city of the let's see what we have for you. the pick city for the day is las vegas, new mexico, new mexico, nevada. 90 degrees. as we show you the satellite radar, more rain than sun in florida. they cannot get a break. look at this, 42 degrees.
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46 degrees up in minneapolis. we expect 69 in beautiful seattle. all along the fronlt, we have showers from new york back to the lower mississippi river valley. plenty of sunshine. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, tom kierein here. we are in the 50s. later up around 80 or so. low 80s this afternoon. the last day we'll get that warm here for the rest of the year. as we get into tomorrow, increasing clouds, 50s in the morning. afternoon high to mid-70s. then, chilly, rain on sunday. occasional showers with highs in the upper 50s. next week for columbus day, cold in the morning, cool in the afternoon. . >> and don't forget you can get that weather any time you need, it especially this weekend. go to the weather channel on cable or david? >> coming up some fantastic
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this morning on "today's whip" we are throwing in oktoberfest to highlight the best in fall for beauty, food and more. >> four experts are helping us out, so we'll start with music and movies. ken baker with "e news" correspondent and author of "fangirl." this movie, "pitch perfect," opening that you're excited about. >> you'll be excited. seen you out on the plaza for concerts and singing along. this is "glee" meets "grease" meets "bridesmaids," a really funny raunchy comedy, pg-13. people will react to this. it's been in limited release and people are really liking it. comes out today in full release. i think a lot of people will react well. >> a couple of animated movies getting a lot of attention.
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"hotel transylvania" and a new film called "frankenweenie." i think my kids are excited. >> just for the name alone. "hotel transylvania" came out last weekend and made $15 million and "frankenweenie" is a tim burton directed movie, stop motion, black and white. doesn't look like that traditional pixar look that we're used to with computer animation. some are worried it won't beat "hotel transylvania" and if that's the case come monday morning you'll be putting a fork in "frankenweenie." >> adele's new release for the james bond film. >> adele comes out and it's classic adele, singing into a microphone in one hand and the other hand is her phone and she's talking to her therapist. >> sounds like it's going to be
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great. barbra streisand is playing at the bark lay center, a return home for her, this will be a tough ticket. >> people think this is a tough ticket to get. try to get barbra streisand. started a tour she did for north america last night in philadelphia, but comes to the barclay center and the reason it's significant, barbra, 70 years old, has never played her native borough. >> always special to see her in concert. thanks so much. >> now over to you, savannah. >> all right, david. thanks. we're talking style with a contributing style editor from " "lifestyle" magazine. >> fall fashion is about having a very glittery moment and it's on the booty. you can really get these from sam edelman in any shape, the
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heel is comfy and you look jazzy. >> some more glittery than others. >> stay on the glitter theme. >> from twinkle toes to the nails. >> these are nail finishes. there aare sequins, develop rhett. >> is this nail poll strategic defense initiative. >> nail art was really big for art and now it's all about texture. >> very cool. i like it. >> speaking of texture. >> wax on jeans. >> leather is a huge twin and whether for financial reasons or animal reasons, this is the way to get the look. i'm wearing thiel these. jeans can be expensive. we found pairs from express that are under $50. >> and you're wearing ox blood, the color of the season. >> and these are inspired by
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andy warhol who is having a moment, retrospective at the met. these round $60, and they are just beautiful palettes, every shade you could possibly want. they are gorgeous to keep on your boudoir and for your face. >> last but not least. >> the animal menagerie, so much fun, all different rings, necklaces, bracelets, not animal prints but the actual animals themselves. you can find real fun things. i've got a little lady bug, really fun. >> thank you so much. and now here's natalie. >> let's move on to fall decorating and entertaining. rebecca george is an entertaining expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start our party off with the invitation. >> it's fall, why not throw a fall fiesta get autumn-inspired invitations from, as little as $1.49 each. >> if you want to perhaps set a nice table. great for that as well. tell me how you made these
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pumpkins. >> this is so simple. what you can do at home is take your glue gun, real or faux, and glue them. >> i love this, such a candy corn tree. looks so easy to do. >> all you have to do is take a foam wedge like this, pick it up at michael's. >> the vase. >> and then hot glue your candy corn on. >> beautiful. something the kids can do as well and this is also something the kids might do. spray painting the pumpkins with metallic. take the metallic spray paints, spray it on and you've got a really chic pumpkin. >> great little gift ideas as well. tell me about this. >> absolutely. pick up the adorable candy jars at williams sonoma or do your own. apothecary jars, lid, and label. natalie, you're at table 2. >> okay. beautiful trees.
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how did you make this? >> have your kids do this. it's a great way to get them to decorate. hot glue the little leaves on, or this is such a cool idea. take construction paper, put on a tree and take a little corkscrew and dip it in the paint and make your leaves and frame them. >> looks like really pretty art. >> nice ideas. rebecca george. thank you. >> now back outside to al. >> we're going to wrap up our oktoberfest with a feast. i'm here with the host of "everyday food" with sarah carey. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> a lot of people will go apple picking this weekend. >> i'm going apple picking. >> so apple cider. >> i love going apple pick and making all kinds of apple dishes, but when you go apple picking they make cider right there at the farm usually. >> true. >> we have a great drink. >> this one is not for the kids. >> this is not for the kids. >> do a kid version. >> what's in this? >> rum, apple cider, a little
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bit of club soda and an apple slice for garnish. for the kids, just the cider and the club soda and the little garnish. >> that's cider-tastic. >> yeah. >> we're going to make the jack-o'-lanterns, stuff you can do with the pumpkin seeds. >> don't throw them away. they are really good for you. taste great. take the seeds out of the pumpkin and put them in the oven to dry out and remove all the powders and toss them with chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt. >> that's a great low-fat snack. >> it is. >> okay. >> bake them for 350. >> candy corn. >> this is the fun part. >> i hate candy corn. >> i do, too. >> my daughter loves them. >> what is this? >> aries crispy treat made in layers, basicries crispy treat with the marshmallow and butter. put a little food coloring into two of the layers to make
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yellow, orange and white and put it in a low of pan. you cut it up after it's set and then you just shape it into a candy corn. >> that's very cute. >> they don't taste like candy corns. they are actually better. i think you'll like these. >> i'll take your word for it. coming up next, fitness guru to the stars, tracy andersen, she's got recent comments that upset new moms and her new fitness plan for women who are expecting. we'll have the details coming up right after this.
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[ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. back now at 8:21 with help for new moms looking to get back into pre-pregnancy shape. tracy andersen, trainer behind celebrity bods gwyneth paltrow and jennifer lopez. she's out with a set of nine fitness dvds for the most important nine months of your liver and she is here with her-4--month-old penelope. >> along with client and
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actress, and model molly sims, good morning. >> good morning. >> tracy, you got into a little hot water and gave an interview to "du jour" interview where you said a lot of women use pregnancies to let their bodies go. that's the worst thing. some women take offense to that. i wanted to give you a chance to explain. >> i can see why. that is not what i meant and was taken out of context, and as you know many times in an interview they are. i've built my career about empowering women and giving them the tools that they need to be able to look and feel their best and be their healthiest. unfortunately, during my first pregnancy i gained 60 pounds and it was really rough and i learned later on in life a healthier approach and having the tools to not do that is kind of a better path to go. >> that brings us to the dvds. i think it's interesting because there's always so much focus on what you do after you've had the baby, but these dvds have what
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you do during pregnancy. why is that so important? >> it's so important for the health of these little ones, first of all, because what we put into our bodies helps set them up for the rest of their life. the first nine months of their life has an impact on them for the rest of their life and people like mole, a shiny example of a woman, you know works used the tools to go through her pregnancy and feel connected to her body, actually she did much better than most of them do. >> i was going to ask you, molly, what your experience was like. you have a little boy, 4 months old. >> his name is brooks. i did the whole nine months, everything you would focus on, our arms, your legs, your butt, your feet, everything. it's hard. i have to say it's overwhelming what your body goes through and as a woman who has just had a baby. i gained 50 pounds, and it was hard and even harder after. >> one of my favorite things i read about you because it's very real. people think you're molly sims.
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>> i have three spanx on now. we work out and i'm so lucky to have someone like tracy in my life and i work with amazing people. but you're a woman out there who is working and has two kids already, it is so hard. >> it is difficult. >> it is hard, but also don't you think the focus on it makes women feel like this is something that they have to be thinking about as opposed to taking care of the new baby. >> people are going to see. the pressure is part of the problem because we feel like we need to look like a 20-year-old or someone in a magazine who just stepped out three weeks later and, like, okay. >> it's not realistic. >> we're real women and here team power women and give women tools through their pregnancy and after the pregnancy so they can have the real content to be connected to their bodies and look and feel their best because that's really -- that's really important. >> it's hard. >> one thing i love, you said you're getting known for your new style, the boho chic.
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>> going to my doctors the other day, a long skirt, great top. changed her style. i'm not wearing heels and eyelashes and the whole thing. there's a lot of pressure. you just have to take every day as it is, but i will say it's -- it's something, you know, i'm turning 40 next year, and my body has never been like this and to try to work back, you know, it's hard. >> real quickly. your message is keep at it all through pregnancy and beyond. >> absolutely. pregnancy and beyond, and with the fight as parent that we have with childhood obesity and all that, such a great example for your children if you instill the importance of exercise in your life. >> thank you both so much. just ahead, cher lloyd after your local news.
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good morning. it is 8:26 on this friday, october 5 9. i'm aaron gilchrist. big delays on the roads in virginia. danella sealock has the details. >> a couple trouble spots in arlington, southbound glebe road, the lanes are blocked due to downed wires. this is jefferson davis highway. rolling road is closed at northum berland road. accident blocking the lane for you. northbound 14 miles per hour. back to you, aaron.
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good morning. sunny and chilly. mid to upper 50z in much of the region. we'll warm to the low 80s by mid afternoon. increasing clouds on saturday.
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highs in the mid-70s. a passing shower saturday afternoon and rain sunday with highs in the 50z. next week dry monday and tuesday. rain wednesday. back to you. >> thank you.
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♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning. it is the fifth day of october, 2012. you are looking at one very expensive vase. it's worth $1.2 million, and we are going to have the remarkable story behind this vase straight ahead. >> you won't believe where they found this thing. >> it is very beautiful, i have to say that. >> good morning, everyone. >> $1.3 million, wow.
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>> if you have the means. >> if you have the means. >> good morning, everyone. savannah guthrie alongside david gregory filling in for matt and natalie morales and al roker. >> and smell the bacon. we've got some unbelievable bacon recipes. >> he's drawn a crowd. >> including pepperoni bacon. >> when you have bacon, it's a party. >> always a party. >> don't tease us anymore. that's means. >> okay. also ahead, british sensation cher lloyd. of course, you may remember she packed our plaza this past summer. this morning she is back with her u.s. debut album and another live performance coming up from her as well. >> speaking of music, when you hear music you've got to dance. >> yes. >> of course, you've seen us bust a move, so to speak. >> there you go. >> yes, yeah. >> we like to dance. >> disco moves. >> that's not right. >> we want you -- we want you to show us your best dance moves.
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just send us a video at the top five finalists will join us friday, october 26th, for a live danceoff. >> one more time. >> they are playing our song. >> a little giddy-up. >> come on. >> come on, guys, do it. >> all right. >> maybe you can get newt gingrich to do that with you on "meet the press" sunday. >> always an option. we're also talking about eyebrows evidently. >> oh, yeah. >> grooming company has this poll out, and -- and studying whether this will impact the presidential race, more than the jobs numbers. lester, of course, won the eyebrow competition running away, but now we have the results for the ladies, and we'll show them to you. see how you all made out. >> we had natalie and savannah. >> big surprise. >> hoda and kathie lee. >> so it's savannah at 10%, al. >> 10%, that's like an f-minus.
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>> kathie lee had 25%. >> yeah. >> hoda with only 4%, and the big winner, 61%, natalie "the brow" morales. >> the unibrow. >> natalie, speech, speech. >> fantastic. considering i used to be very self-conscious about my brow because i had big bushy brows i guess it's a major improvement. >> well, congratulations, and enjoy your reign. >> thank you, thank you. >> do we get a check of the weather? >> why not. let's show you what we' not. >> it may make you raise your eyebrows. look at the weather for the afternoon. 30s and 40 z in the northern plains. 90s in texas and the southwest. the sky conditions, we are looking atmore rain in southern florida. along the front, where the dividing line is, showers in new york back to northern arkansas.
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snow showers also in the northern rockies. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest and a gorgeous day in southern california. high in los angeles, 79 degrees. good morning. still a chill in the air here as we just pass 8:30. it's in the 50s. tom kierein storm center 4. 63 at reagan national. 60s in much of maryland and virginia. near 50s out of the mountains where they have peak autumn color. lots of sun, low humidity. increasing clouds on saturday. afternoon highs mid-70s. maybe a passing shower. chilly rain off and on on >> all proud of their service. that's the latest weather. >> all right. al. here's the question. can you believe you'll pay $1.2
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million for this vase or vase? >> i think when it's over a million you call it a vase. >> so we'll tell you why it's so valuable that we needed two of new york's finest to guard it. >> but first this is "today." >> on nbc.
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>> back now with something i think everybody finds pretty interesting. we're kind of scratching our heads over this. this vase or vase as david gregory says, $1.2 million. >> $1.2 million for this vase. >> and we'll learn why it's so valuable and why it's here in new york city. >> you won't believe why -- >> you know how they found the declaration of -- >> oh, no! >> you've got to be kidding me. >> who is going to pay for that now? >> who's got some crazy glue. >> who's got money.
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>> maybe we should toss to news. >> wait a minute. >> you're that crazy prankster guy. >> it was a prank. >> it's a prank! you've been prank! >> did you fall for it? yes, no? how many people fell for it? >> yeah, all right. >> everybody fell for it. >> alex goyette is here. you may recognize some of his other work. he's the guy who went into the iphone line where everybody was waiting for it and acted like the box fell over. what is it about you that made you do this kind of thing? >> like to get laughs. trying to make an impact. i know that the iphone 5 is trending right now. >> oh. >> just wanted to create -- >> that was scarey. >> i know. i think i got hurt. >> are you okay? >> was there shrapnel? >> has this ever backfired on you? somebody gotten upset? >> i've been threatened. >> really? >> i was stopped by security a
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few times during the iphone bit. two of the apple stores kicked me out. it was a big ordeal. >> what's the key? i used to do a couple of pranks in high school. what's the key to pulling it off? >> the key to pulling it off, i mean, you've got to sell it. with the iphone prank, i had to get everybody excited about the boxes, like you guys excited and get everyone to believe that they were truly iphones. you really got to sell it. with the imax, that was another one. >> and there's another clip where you pretend to be talking on an iphone. let's roll it. >> excuse me, ma'am. i don't think you're list nick to me. where do you think you're going? i really don't think so. >> excuse me, i had a question for you. quick question. wait, hold on. let me ask him. excuse me, no -- no, that's not what i said. >> sir, excuse me, i don't think
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so. get off the phone. i am so tired of having this conversation, all right? >> are you seriously going to eat that? >> i love that. oh, man. you are lucky you did not get beat. >> have you ever been pranked? >> my girlfriend pranks me all the time. >> oh, really. >> yes, yes. >> you fall for it? >> well, yes. when i am at my desk editing she will come up behind me and scare the crap out of me. >> you should trade stories with david. what was one of yours at a 7-eleven. >> i used to get a slurpy at a 7-eleven and throw it against the glass. >> would you clean it up afterwards? >> i got mine in the end because one time i did it and i had too much speed and i banged my head against the glass and hurt my knee. i was like, all right. this is stupid and i'm done. >> by the way, it is your 24th birthday. >> it is my birthday today. >> so happy birthday.
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>> we got a cake for you. >> this is unbelievable. >> that is the oldest prank in the book. >> you got me. >> happy birthday, alex. >> thank you. >> coming up next. bacon. 50 million ways, but first this is "today" on nbc. >> do i get to keep the cake? >> yes, you can. >> do i get to keep the cake? >> yes, you can. >>e. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars.
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while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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back now at 8:43 this morning on how to cook everything today. the canned of of meat, bacon. mark bittman "how to cook everything the basics," and all 25 recipes will apower in the upcoming issue of "new york times" magazine. i had to bring al in with me. some real expertise. >> i won't leave.
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bowed my way on to this segment. >> the raw pork belly. >> this is raw pork belly, can be cured or smoked and just smoked and then we call it bacon. >> and then you can call raw pork belly bacon, too, but what we think of as bacon is usually cured in a brine and smoked or just smoked. >> here we're looking at it slide. >> thick slices. here's some diced, what you might call minced. >> and pancetta is basically bacon, too. >> it's raw bacon that's cured with herbs really and spices. >> and the difference in quality is what? >> it's the same as it is with pork. sort of industrialially raised pork and more humanely and individually raised pigs, and these are not that we would ever plug anything, but these are some brands of sort of higher quality pork that make higher quality bacon. since bacon is getting more expensive. yeah, it's not a shortage actually, but it is going to get
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more expensive. meat in general is going to get more expensive. you might as well, i think, pay the extra money and look at no nitrates and from better pork and it tastes better. >> the best way to cook it? >> you know, i was writing the piece for "the times" and i liked doing it in the oven and broiler and on top of the stove. if you have a really big piece, can you grill it. >> i've done that. >> so great, but we tend to do the stove top thing. >> this is one of my favorites. at some hoity-toity event with my wife, and there were guys in tuxedoes and white gloves with plates of this bacon and every man was around it. >> well, this morning, there has never been so much buzz about a story. >> this is party bacon. >> you cook bacon slowly, and as it's finishing you sprinkle it with brown sugar and then whatever else you want, but we're using rosemarie here, so you get this, you know, it's --
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as if it weren't sticky and sweet enough it gets stickier and sweeter, and i would suggest trying that. >> i suggest that, too. >> and chicken, you're cooking chicken wrapped in bacon as well. talk to us about this recipe. >> well, this is -- that's what it is. chicken wrapped in bacon. so you take a chicken breast, a couple of slices of bacon. twist it around. you wrap the chicken breast. >> you wrap the chicken breast in bacon and then slide it into the ban. when the bacon is done, the chicken is done. >> that's pretty easy. >> this is smart, too, as you're cooking the chicken. brussel sprouts, not my favorite. my wife loves brussel sprouts but bacon is a nice complement, right? >> you take bacon and brussel sprouts, toss them together in
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the oven together. >> a little olive oil to get it started and this one we put chestnuts, makes it a little better. >> more past a. this is the more basic of bacon pasta. pasta a la -- >> hey, hey, what's going on over there? >> bacon. >> you get it yourself but you don't have thumbs. >> where's the bacon. where is it? where's the bacon? >> where's the bacon? >> natalie's dog zara. she sees it on the monitor. >> she can't stand the smell in here. >> bacon were peccorina and this is the best, bacon popcorn. really love it. eat it hot. >> always loved you, mark bittman, but love you more. >> thanks very much. coming up next, a live performance from british sensation cher lloyd, but first,
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this is "today" on nbc.
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cher lloyd rocked our plaza over the summer. now the singer who rose to fame on the british version of ""the x-factor"" is out with her new
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album "sticks & stones." cher lloyd, good morning. >> good morning. >> saw you in august and been on the road ever since. >> been in america for a very long time. >> you enjoying it? >> yeah, i'm a bit homesick, of course, but i'm loving it. >> heard you developed a taste for american fast food. >> yeah. i probably shouldn't eat it every day, that's probably really bad for me, but i -- i am pretty much addicted to it. >> well, you've had such a huge hit "i want you back." you have millions of fans. how has your life changed since you started on "the x-factor"? >> i have gained a lot of friends, and by friends i mean my fans, and just people who are able to just come with me throughout my career and be happy and -- and sing the songs back to me. i think it's -- it's made me a lot more of a happier person. >> and i read somewhere that you, as a pretty little kid,
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knew you could sing, but were you too shy at first to kind of let that voice be heard? >> yeah. i think sometimes i can be confident and on it, and then other times i get too nervous, and i start to stutter and things like that, but when i was younger, i used to sing all the time, but i didn't used to sing in front of people, so now it's like i'm doing that all over again, except there's lots of people. >> explain something for those who don't know you that well. your fans call themselves brats. >> yes. >> why is that? >> i don't really know. i haven't really got an answer to that, but the thing that i love about it is that we're forming a group. as a kid growing up i was never within a group. i was always the strange girl in the corner, so now it's -- it's nice to be able to include people. >> now you're a huge star. cher lloyd singing "oat" for us this morning.
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>> yes. >> thank you. >> take it away. ♪ ♪ my best friend best friend till the very end ♪ ♪ cuz best friends best friends don't have to pretend ♪ ♪ you need a hand and i'm right there right beside you ♪ you in the dark, i'll be the bright light to guide ♪ ♪ mer the time-time-times sneaking out of the house ♪ ♪ all of the time-time-times that you had your doubts ♪ ♪ and don't forget all the trouble we got into ♪ ♪ we got something you can't undo would ♪ ♪ laughing so damn hard crashed your dad's new car ♪ ♪ all the scars we share ♪ i promise, i swear ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you
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♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ and this is my oath to you ♪ ♪ i know i drive you crazy, sometimes ♪ ♪ i know i call you lazy and that's most times ♪ ♪ but you complete me, and that's no lie ♪ ♪ you are my tuxedo and i'm your bowtie ♪ ♪ we're in the car sing, singing our songs ♪ ♪ walk in the building, tear it down like we're king kong ♪ ♪ laughing so damn hard ♪ crashed your dad's new car ♪ ♪ all at scars we share ♪ i promise, i swear ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you ♪
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whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a fetter ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ i'll never let you go ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a feather ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you
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♪ you should know, you should know, you should know, you should know, yeah ♪ ♪ whoa, this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a feather ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you >> cher lloyd thank you. all the brats should be happy with that performance. coming up, what some of our pets are going to be for halloween, but first on this friday morning we'll get a check of your local news and weather.
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local news and weather. breaking news. montgomery fire is on the scene of a large pro pain tank leak. this is a look at bethesda. at least one home evacuated as a precaution. we'll continue to follow the story and bring the latest as soon as it becomes available. we'll have the weath
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good morning, i'm tom kierein, storm team 4. seven day outlook showing big changes for the weekend. low 80s this afternoon. cooler weather for saturday. maybe an afternoon shower. sunday, chilly rain off and on much of the day. monday, tuesday, sunshine but cold in the morning, afternoon high 60s. how is traffic? >> i-5i, all the lanes are blocked. this is where the crash is. you are absolutely jammed out of quantico. in virginia, 95 northbound at joplin, all your lanes are blocked. >> thank you.
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back now with more of "today" on a friday morning. it's a beautiful morning. it is the 5th of october, 2012. we've got a great crowd, a happy crowd on our plaza. lots to look forward to this morning, including something we've been waiting for all week. it's time for the live puppy parade for halloween. >> puppy palooza. >> it is puppy palooza. >> and little pepper roker. >> pepper roker is here. >> and zara morales is here as well. >> those are so cute. >> it's unbearable. they are so cute. we'll check out the puppies in a little bit. >> a bittersweet story coming up about the love between daughters and their dads.
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fathers and daughters. this morning a daughter pays tribute to her father and the book he wrote about a daughter getting married. >> that's awfully sweet. speaking of daughters growing up, you're a ways from this, gone from it now, going through it now. hair and makeup very important to your teenage daughters. the experts from "seventeen" magazine are here with tips to help your daughters create their own style. >> and tips on the brows. >> first natalie morales with the wonderful brows. >> thank you, savannah, david and al. the labor department says the nation's unemployment rate fell below 8% last month for the first time in nearly four years. employers added 114,000 jobs in september, and that lowered the jobless rate 0.3 from 8.1% in august to 7.8% in september. hiring numbers for july and august were also revised upwards
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to show that the economy created 86,000 more jobs in those months than previously estimated. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama accused romney meanwhile of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that could come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat lock mechanisms to malfunction. health officials are warning that thousands of people across 23 states could be at risk of
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contracting fungal meningitis. the rare and deadly strain of the disease has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. at least five people have died from the outbreak and another 35 people across six states have been sickened. a young american man was shot and killed by israeli forces today after he alleged opened fire inside a hotel killing a worker. it happened in the red sea resort city of eilat. officials say the suspect who may have been a former hotel employee apparently grabbed the gun from a female security officer. nasa's curiosity rover is shovel ready. starting on saturday the rover will start scooping sand from mars and shake it up for hours to get rid of any residual dirt from our planet, and once it gets the right scoop of sand, shaken, not stirred, it will then be poured into a mobile lab, and they will start analyzing it. a new study suggests that free birth control can dramatically lower rates of abortion and teen births. researchers tracked more than 9,000 women in st. louis.
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many of them poor and uninsured. the report comes as millions of women are about to gain access of free contraception under most workplace insurance plans as part of president obama's health care law. a surprise for a landscaper heading to work at a plant nursery in north carolina when he stumbled upon this, an eight-foot alligator sunbathing among the flowers. at first he thought it was a knew though creepy lawn statue until it moved. the 200-pounder apparently took a whole hour for wildlife officials to wrangle. it has now been safely released into a nearby river basin. and time for this baby's nine-week checkup. the newest and cutest resident at the san diego zoo weighed in at 6.6 pounds, just adorable. little panda cub is developing well with fully functioning eyes, ears and even yelps. now four minutes after the hour. speaking of yelps, i'll throw it over to al, as i hear my own little dog yelping here, looking for me. >> we'll see new just a second.
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the new meaning of devil dog. >> yes. let's see what we've got for >> the new means of devil dog. let's see what we have for your weather today. a big change in temperatures. we have temperatures along the east coast ahead of the front anywhere from five to 15 degrees above normal. temperatures in the 80s. behind it, temperatures drop to the 30s, 40s and 50s. as we look along the front, a lot of wet weather to talk about from missouri and arkansas all the way to western new york. out west, high pressure dominates. a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. heat continues in the southwest. a perfect day in los angeles. sunshine and a high of 79. good morning. still rather cool. temperatures are just now beginning to climb into the 60s. reagan national is at 68. it's in the low 60s and still in the 50s around maryland, virginia and west virginia. later today, into the low 80s. the last time this year we'll get that warm, low humidity with
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lots of sun. clear tonight. 50s tomorrow. clouding up in the afternoon. a small chance of a shower. time now for today's take 3 where we give our take on stories catching your attention and our special guest this morning is british pop sensation cher lloyd. we just heard you sing and rap, and you ready to talk in. >> definitely, yeah. always. >> our first take one has to do with "american idol." you're the perfect person to ask about this because you started on the british "x-factor." >> you're not going to ask me. >> please. >> nicki minaj. >> just between us. >> nobody is listening. >> can it be a secret? >> it is a secret. >> do you have an opinion about the fight? do you think it's real, or do you think it's all for publicity? >> i don't have a clue, i really don't, but it's been very entertaining, and -- and i don't really know what to think about
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it. >> you think that the problem with some of these ows, kind of shows, kind of jump the shark, it's not about the singer anymore -- the singers anymore, it's about the judges. >> it's very difficult. i think, you know, every artist in their own right is a star, and -- and for someone as big and talented as nicki and mariah, it's going to be difficult for anyone to be able to ever outshine them. >> that's a good point. the other point, too, is that this is a show that families would sit around with their kid and watch, and you're starting to corrupt that with, you know, threats of violence. it's ridiculous. >> the chemistry and bickering that they want to have on the show, on why the t"the voice." christina and add am. it works. >> but i don't want my kids to
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tune into that and see that on "american idol." >> being a kid, i looked up to these stars, it's a little disappointing. >> good perspective. >> what's our take 2. >> take 2 is this little biker video. have you seen this, a 6-year-old getting on a bike and after apparently a month of really going out and trying to get it down, well, he finally did it, and his words of accomplishment i think are something that we all could take a little lesson from. >> i did it. i did it, dad! i loved it! i loved it, dad! i can do that. i can do it. >> and then afterwards he goes on and does this whole -- it's really cute. he does this whole little speech. his name is owen kosovic, and he says it goes to show you if you stick to it, eventually you're going to learn how to do it. he's like i finally did it, and
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it's just great and embothering. >> is there a concern he's got the camera mounted on his helmet and it's not an unsafe thing thing to do. >> i don't think it's unsafe unless he tries to look at himself. >> 6 years old going on that kind of terrain. >> that's like mountain biking terrain. >> pretty impressive. >> cher, you remember the first time you rode a bike? >> yes, and it was disastrous. i had the little -- >> daddy, i hate this. >> i really did. i had a pink bike with pink tassels and i had these stabilizers, wanted them off and i fell straight over, boom. >> ouch, the training wheels off. >> but you learned. >> i did learn. >> our take 3, we are amazed at this statistic. americans will spend $8 billion on halloween and about $310 million on costumes for their pets which is pretty incredible. >> we indulged a little bit this
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morning. >> we spent some money. >> we've got a few of the cuties coming in. >> all right. >> who do we have up first? >> this is the first heartwarming story. this is david gregory. >> seriously. there is a dog named after you, david. >> really. >> at an animal elter. >> animal haven. >> and you had a bunch of pups. >> nine puppies. >> and you named them all after the "today" show anchors, and they all were adopted. >> except for david. >> david had to be returned. >> david gregory needs a good home. >> is david gregory a fussy dog? >> returned only because the family started to have some financial issues. >> oh, okay. >> he's a great dog. >> people want to adopt david. >> animalhavenshelter.or, and we'll set them up. >> and the only problem is, that unfortunately, this dog david gregory spends a lot of time looking in the mirror. >> he's also constantly confronting other dogs. >> you said this.
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>> let's start off. we've got natalie's pooch. >> she doesn't even know what's going on >> hi, girl. >> zara wants the bacon. >> where's the bacon? >> dressed as a little devil. >> get this off of me. >> she's acting the part. hey, zara. >> and now here's pepper. >> newly adopted dog, 12 weeks old. >> pepper is a hot dog. >> a little hot dog. >> just like her owner. >> turning into like a mariah/nicki minaj thing. >> friendly, places to go, things to do and people to sniff. >> and angela, our producer here with her doggie. what's your doggie's name? >> allie, cute. >> what is that? is that a monkey? >> a tea cup costume. >> what's the costume? >> a monkey. >> look how little she is. >> and this is quincy. >> very nice.
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>> a little pumpkin. >> and coming up next, we've got a ballerina? >> lola. what lola wants, lola gets. >> lola, you're really rocking that outfit. >> and our first superhero of the day, gatsby. >> very nice. >> great costume. >> come here, girl. >> that's cute, that little cape. >> and finally a bumble dog. >> emily's dog. >> oh, that's cute. >> come over here. >> jonas. >> and then one last -- we've got brooks, and we've got little pirate. >> there you go. >> a little pirate kitty. >> there you go. >> pepper is yawning, one segment too many. >> been up a little too late. >> do the dogs love wearing the costume? >> no. >> i'm surprised pepper is keeping it on. >> look at this. >> do you have any pets, cher? >> i do. >> do you dress them up for halloween? >> i dress them up into bowties and stuff and the little velcro
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little things. >> very british. >> that's true. >> cher lloyd, thanks so much for sticking around. >> thanks for being with us. >> thank you. coming up next, a daughter's touch touching tribute to her dad's legacy. that's coming up. ♪
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curveball columnist jeffrey laszlo was a contributor and frequent guest on the show. he often wrote about the love that he had for his own three daughters and the love he hoped they would find one day. unfortunately, he was killed in a tragic car accident in february. his final book explored the loving relationship with fathers and daughters called "the magic room" and it is now out in
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picture and jeffreys is a low's daughter jordan is here to talk to us about it. >> i know it's been a hard eight month. eight months ago you lost your father. how is your family doing and your sisters? >> thanks for asking. we're doing the best we can. it's hard, but we're very lucky to have each other and very lucky to have our friends and family. they have been very wonderful, and it's been uplifting to see how supportive everyone has been. >> yeah. this last book, your dad really focuses on the relationships and love and exploring, you know, and "the magic room" is this bridal salon. why do you think he wanted to write about it? >> i certainly think it's because he was interested in fashion. he wore hawaiian shirts every day. he was speaking to my mom about how he wanted to write a story about love that he wishes for his daughters and where he shut set that, and she thought there's something about a bridal gown that's really special and the relationship that you have with your family when you are
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picking out that, you know, that huge piece of clothing that you wear on such a big day. it was really special. >> yeah. and i know that he did his research a l by asking you and your sisters lots of questions about what it's like to be a girl growing up as a woman, right? >> yeah. he definitely used us as subjects quite often which is flattering in a way, you know, that he wanted to hear our opinions and, you know, how we thought it felt like to be a woman i guess. >> i guess so. >> it really is a book about finding love and exploring relationships. what do you in particular relate to in this book? >> well, the story, it's "the magic room" and the subtitle is "the love that we wish for our daughters" and even before my dad passed away it was so special to me to know how important it was for him, for us to find, you know, a very special person to spend the rest of our lives, and i think he always was thinking about our weddings, even before we were, and how important that decision,
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is and he wanted to be able to help, you know, facilitate it and make sure he was always there for us, holding our hands and making sure we made the best decisions we could. >> yeah. a beautiful thing to think about. >> is there one particular story because chronicling the lives of many women as they step into "the magic room," the bridal salon, one that resonated with you the most? >> the story of danielle. she actually lost her mom when she was younger, and the beginning of the chapter is so beautiful in the way that my dad describes her relationship. sounds like they had so much fun and had such a special bond, and i sort of -- i understood that relationship so well because i had that kind of bond with my parents. i still do with my mom and my dad, but, you know, those just beautiful. so fun to read because i could totally rela. >> yeah, and meanwhile you mentioned your parents also had a very loving relationship as well. what did you learn from their marriage and the example they set? >> i think that i learned that it's very important to find someone that you love, but also very important to find a partner
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because my parents were totally -- they raised us completely 50/50. they respected each other. they had -- they had a great respect for each other that i think helps us live in a more loving, stable household. >> and i understand your dad would also leave notes around the house for you and your sisters as well. >> yes. >> something we can all take away from. >> yeah. it was cute. it was so sweet. always like one-liners, good luck on your exam, something so that we knew he would think of us. >> and your father's legacy, what do you think that is? >> i think it's just to be a good person and just to be kind and to be someone that people want to be around and to be someone that people -- people love and people -- and someone that makes other people feel loved, too, is really important. i think that he did a really good job of making people feel loved >> i know he's very proud of you this moment right now. >> thank you so much. >> so much to meet you. the best. the book is called "the magic room." and we'll be right back, but first these messages. [ male announcer ] does your prescription medication
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breaking news at 9:26. a crash causing big delays on i-95. danella has details. >> yes, here is the situation. here was the scene earlier by chopper 4. all lanes blocked because of the medical evacuation. the road has reopened. i-95 in virginia, the right lane is still blocked at joplin road. it's a six-mile b
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gorgeous morning. lots of sun. low humidity now climbing into the 60s. later into the 80s. probably the last day this warm for the rest of the year. tomorrow increasing clouds, high mid-70s, maybe an afternoon
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shower. aaron? >> thank you. more breaking news, fire crews evacuating a home because of a propane tank leak. this is the scene. the latest ♪
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>> a legend of rock 'n' roll, the who's pete townsend, dazzling audiences and thrilling fans for nearly half a century. now, of course, if you know anything about pete or the who, you know there's going to be some crazy years. guess what, we're going to chat with him about it monday here on "today." >> going a little bit rock 'n' roll. >> oh, yeah. >> an amazing book actually. really look forward to that. >> pretty cool. >> i'm al roker along with savannah guthrie and natalie morales and jenna wolfe. >> i didn't know if there was a skippage. >> made eye contact. >> we want to include you.
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coming up, teaching teen girls how to find their own style. experts at "seventeen" magazine have great hair and makeup tips for teen girls. >> and then slow cookers, people who cook slowly, thought they were talking about me, whip up a dish, lit it simmer for the rest of the day. >> you can learn, too. >> it's easy. >> also a young lady who at 10 years old started raising money for those in need. now, just 17, she has raised millions of dollars and mobiles aed thousands and jenna bush hager has her story coming up and over here, did we mention jenna wolfe. >> one more time. >> the lovely jenna wolfe. >> good morning. we have a big weekend coming you. an incredible story of survival to tell you about. we eel introduce you to a young woman who is making a miraculous recovery after sustaining a
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rare, usually fatal injury in a car accident. she's going to tell us what helped save her life. and then do you ever feel confused when buying meat at the grocery store? >> yeah. >> the right selection can really make a difference when it comes to taste. why are you laughing, al? >> we're going to show you how to find a cut above the rest even if you are on a budget, and a workout in paradise. lester and i were recently on assignment and we took time-out. >> gun show central. >> we took time out to show you how buff we are and how in bad shape you are. >> check this out. we went through a full hour right on the water, and i'm not going to tell you how many minutes either one of us lasted, but it was a fun time, so we did this last year and it was pretty popular so we came back and did this one more time so lester and i get jiggy with it. >> when does your ten dvd set come out? i know, workout woman. >> crazy. >> thank you, jenna wolfe, jenna wolfe, jenna wolfe.
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>> and now let's get a check of the weather, al, al, al, al, al. >> see what wolfe. >> al, al, al. >> we are looking at the fall foliage going to be gorgeous out there in the upper mississippi river valley and northern new england past peak in parts of the rockies. we are looking at as far as saturday is concerned, wet weather. sunny and hot in the southwest. snow in the northern rockies. sunday, sunday, we are expecting more sunshine through the gulf coast and the southwest. more rain along the mid-atlantic coast and the new england coastline. that's what's going on around the country. >> big changes on the way by sunday. today, in joy the gorgeous weather. right now in the 60s. low humidity, lots of sun. during the afternoon, low 80s and low humidity. overnight, clear. 50s tomorrow morning. saturday afternoon d-70s. might get a passing shower briefly on saturday afternoon. then saturday night, mostly cloudy and down to near 50 by dawn.
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by then, light rain and off and on showers by sunday and >> of course, you know we're very excited here because sunday, sunday, sunday night "football night in america," that's right. they are going to be playing the mercedes-benz superdome. can the new orleans saints finally win a game this season? well, don't worry about the weather indoors. they got a dome. outdoor, clear and mild. temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. for sunday night "football night in america." >> who is playing? >> i don't know. >> the team with the big thunderbolt. >> the thunderbolt team. >> is it to phoenix. >> who are they playing? >> the chargers. >> oh, the chargers. san diego chargers, right. chargers, that's right. >> oopsy. >> i couldn't remember. >> the lightning bolts. >> who is that? >> i couldn't remember. >> thanks for making me look bad. the last time i felt this bad
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was seeing lester and jenna on the beach. forget it. >> san diego is on the phone. >> thank you very much, thunder bolts. >> al, thank you. i'm sorry. >> okay, thanks, savannah. >> when we come back, "seventeen" magazine's hair and makeup tips for teenage girls. all over my body. n it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness,
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[ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural cheese to make it creamier so whatever you make isn't just good, it's amazing. ♪ amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪ style," makeup and hair tips for teens. there comes a time in a girl's life when she goes from playing with makeup to using it. to know how to make that transition is key in the "seventeen" ultimate guide to beauty, the magazine's editor and experts take you through the how-tos step by step and the editor joins us this morning. good to have you here. >> thank you. >> when i started using makeup, kind of like eighth grade. when's the age when girls do really start to wear it to
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school? >> you know, every mother and daughter needs to have that conversation with themselves, and so it's really about total beauty confidence. how can we make your daughter feel so beautiful and so amazing that she can walk into any room and own it. >> right. >> that's what this book is. i hear from so many mothers that say my daughter is o'ing on lip liner and you want her to feel good about the experimentation. makeup is fun. >> really needs to be age appropriate. here is zaneb showing us what her school day would look like. >> she is wearing a soft purple eye shadow, ultimate girly look, purple eyes and a pink xwlglossd
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really anybody can wear purple. we do all skin tones and hair textures that every single girl can find herself in the pages, and it's a really simple hair look. when you are going to school you don't want to spend a lot of time. has her hair in a bun and the double headband keeps it out of her hair for the day and looks just easy, right, an easy school look and put together. >> exactly. >> but she also looks her age which is great because sometimes if you put too much makeup on a young kid and they are they look like you are sending the wrong message. >> connie is wearing the weekend long, 21 years old, so out of her teens. what makes this different than the school look? >> for connie, on the weekend you want to look well rested, even if you've been out late friday night, hanging out with your friends, you want to look like you had a great night's sleep so we did a soft coral all over. same tones and same product, right? you can use eye, cheek and lip and everything is the same but the trick is the white eyeliner?
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>> under the eye. >> or in the water line. >> in the water line. >> okay. so this is going to make her look wide awake, no matter what. no matter how late she was out with her friends. >> and the cute little braids. braids are such a big deal these days, but it doesn't have to be complicated. don't have to do a crazy fishtail braid, french braid, cute hidden braids. >> and katie ann with the evening look. this is where they can be a little more glamorous. >> her look is for a really special party, homecoming, sweet 16 holiday. got glitter galore on this eye, but when you do glitter, everything else should be really simple, and one hair accessory just to make everything pop. >> you all look beautiful, girls? do you like your makeup? >> love it. >> ann, thanks so much. >> coming up next, a slow cooker gourmet feast, but first these messages. doorbell rings ]
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bond. >> a slow cooker is a busy cook's best friend. >> browned up chicken, salt and pepper on it and goes into the skillet. helps it have more flavor when you put it in the slow cooker. put our veggies in first. >> okay. >> put those on the bottom and then carrots, celery and onion on top. >> boom. >> and it all goes right in. the beauty of this dish and garlic and thyme over it, and then we put our chicken on top. and then when the chicken cooks, all of its good flavors go into the veggies. >> and what else are we adding here? >> chicken broth and white wine, and that will give it even more flavor. if you don't have chicken broth, actually just use water because there's enough going on in here that it's going to give that a lot of flavor. >> okay. last hour of cooking, add some zucchini to it and don't take the lid off while it's cooking.
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you lose 15 to 20 minutes. >> how do you get the zucchini in? >> comes out looking like this. doesn't that look delicious? >> fantastic. >> and i do it with a little salad, herbs and nice little viniagrette, crusty bread with some butter and dinner is ready. it's delicious. >> i never thought about this. use a slow cooker to make dessert. >> absolutely, doing a caramel apple brioche bread pudding, sounds super fancy. i've got eggs going, probably have everything to make this in your fridge already. whole milk and this is diced apple. >> great because it's fall and people are going apple picking. >> and then brown sugar and white sugar, and some vanilla. >> yeah. >> it already smells great, doesn't it? >> really does. >> spices, ginger, nutmeg and a little bit of salt. >> mm-hmm. >> okay. get that nice and whipped and just pour it right on top.
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>> that's it? >> that's it. >> could have mix it had a little bit more, but, you know. we'll let it slide. >> all right. >> the top goes on there, and two hours later you're going to have the most delicious moist bread pudding right here, top it with some caramel sauce. doesn't get any better than this. >> slow caramel. >> we're slow cooking. >> i bet you like a lot of caramel sauce. let's put that on there for you. >> i want this, too. this looks too good. >> katie lee, thank you so much. >> thank you, al. >> coming up, jenna bush hager and a young woman who is making a difference, but first this is "today" on nbc. e.
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the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class.
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priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. after a natural disaster it often takes time, manpower and money to help a community get up and running. "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager has the story of one young woman who successfully mobilized all three before she was old enough to vote. good morning to you, jenna. >> good morning. it's incredible. kelly lamond's story is rooted
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in the most damaging natural disaster that has ever hit the united states, and it proves that anybody has the power to make a difference. in 200510-year-old talia lamond watched from her home in iowa as hurricane katrina devastated the gold coast. >> first i want to use these. >> reporter: even at such a young age she felt compelled to help people affected by the storm devising plans to trick-or-treat for donations, rather than candy. >> why did you decide to do this? >> well, i don't know who wouldn't want to. i mean, who wouldn't want to help? >> reporter: her plan gained momentum. only after some initial opposition from an unlikely foe, her young eer brother xander. >> i'm opposed to it? >> why are you opposed to it? >> because i want my candy back. >> yet xander's opposition actually brought a swell of
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support to the cause, and kids around the country joined talia to tally more than $10 million. though at 10 years old she took on the title of ceo, chief executive optimist, and named her organization random kid, and out of that simple act of kindness a philanthropist was born. >> don't be afraid to like embrace that. >> reporter: now 17 and a senior in high school, she continues to do good and shares her message with other young people. >> i figured that if kids could raise $10 million for hurricane relief, that we could do anything. >> reporter: and she's even written a new book titled "a random book about the power of anyone." do you still think of yourself as a random kid? >> i definitely think of myself as a random kid. i think all along people would ask, like, why are you so special? and, you know, i wasn't. i was a random kid who saw a problem and wanted to do something. >> according to random kids, the
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non-profit has connected 12 million kids in 20 different countries to date, mobilizing them to work on charitable projects of their own, ranging from disaster relief and clean water projects, to building schools as far away as cambodia. one of the things that i loved about your book is they are fuld of what i have coined as taliaisms or lessons that you've learned at the ripe age of 17 years old. do you mind just listing a couple of those for us? >> the way i arranged the contents on the table was all like counterintuitive messages, like, for example, big efforts can't measure up because they can't, you know, small efforts that matter the most or, for example, too many cooks is the right number, and you realize that everyone leads with their passion, with their greatest skill, that that's really important. >> reporter: scattered throughout the pages of talia's book are images of her biggest inspiration, her little brother xander who opposed her plans back in 2005 but has since come around. >> i really look up to him, he's
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a role model for me, and i think that the reason that is he has autism spectrum disorder and with that comes this incredible -- he's so genuine in who he is, and i strive to be at least as close to as genuine as he is. >> reporter: and before heading to -- talia has another project in the works, she is calling the big return. random kid partnered with a non-profit youth venture to fund and train some st. louis students in project development. they gave the kids 6,800 and after four months kids turned that in 72,000. >> the return on investment pure financially was over a 900% return so now i'm looking to take that to more the next five years. you can give $1 to haiti or give it to a kid and that turns into $10 for haiti. >> reporter: she even speculates with b a possible run for office. nicholas kristof has endorsed you for president, albeit in
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2044. >> right. >> reporter: when you read that column, were you pleased or shocked? >> well, i was shocked. people ask are you going to run for president and something like this. the truth is anything is possible, but there's so many platforms to create change nowadays whether it's president, bus driver or a banker or a princess, yes. >> reporter: so you're going to run for princees? >> yes, that's the plan. >> reporter: good luck. i will vote for you. >> thanks. >> even though talia is an accomplished fund-raiser, advocate for youth and now a published author, at 17 she is a typical high school student and applying for college. >> i am so impressed, and every school is going to want her. her future is amazing. jenna bush hager, thanks so much. have a great weekend. kathie lee and hoda coming up next.
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9:57 is your time now on this friday, october 5th, 2012. big delays on i-95 in quantico. let's check with danella sealock. good morning. >> good morning. i-95 at joplin, all the lanes were blocked for some time. the accident is clears, the lanes are open but delays five
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or six miles. let's check out downed wires. the closure is northumberland road. >> gorgeous morning. clear skies. low humidity in play. the four day forecast, big changes on the way for the weekend after we reached low 80s for this afternoon. we'll have increasing clouds tomorrow and maybe an afternoon shower and highs mid-70s. chilly rain likely off and on sunday. monday morning, down to near 40. columbus day only around 60. >> thank you.
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friday, everybody. i bet you're thrilled. it's october 5th. so happy you're with us here today. >> we certainly are happy on this friday. >> a little rain out there but lots of nice folks with us. look out the window. that is a sure sign of a bad hair day. >> depending on where you live and what day it is. >> you are not alone. an ivillage poll says what would you give up for one month of good hair days.
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one entire month? >> well, what would i give up for one month of great hair days. what are the options. >> well, 20% would give up sex. >> i don't think they are liking what they are getting anyway. that's why. >> a few more would give up their ipad. >> i would give up my ipad. yeah. what else? >> 33% said television. >> no, i wouldn't give up tv. >> no, i wouldn't worry about it. >> 35% would givep working out. who wants to do that anyway. >> everybody. >> alcohol. >> no. >> i'd give up shopping. >> you don't shop? >> i know. that's why i'd give it up. >> how far would you go on a bad hair day? oh, would you wear a wig? >> i wish i had a wig. >> i don't think they come in that size? >> no, i'm telling you, wig would rock.
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all you do -- that's not kind, jimmy james. that's not kind because if i had a wig, i would wear it. that's not a wig, sadly. that was my hair. i would love it. i would pack it in my bag. when it was a black tie event. i'd swim in the water and go, there's an event tonight, i'll put my wig on. i'd put bow under it. i'd be so happy. if it looked real. >> if that makes you happy, this will has you happy. >> what is it? >> this is a gift. >> what is it? >> from tennessee. >> oh, my god, no, it is not. >> okay. >> run it home for you. >> no one even knows what it is. >> show it. >> oh yes they do. >> first of all, the fact that won our sign contest is a bad testament. two pompoms on a bad picture.
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>> by the way, her name is diane. >> you know what she said to me? diane is dead to me. >> i say it to diane. >> all righty. now, there are rules. >> okay. now you know what it feels like. >> i think it's funny, because there's no reality to it. >> west ni >> one time -- i've got to tell you, one time i went for a haircut and my hair was frizz y, no keratin, relaxer, nothing. we're going to splurge, get a kood haircut. he was like, it's so damaged. i'm like, it's not damaged. this is how it is. he cut it so short because he thought he was getting off the damage. >> the dead stuff. >> that was actually a grown out version. okay.
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i'm just saying that crop cut, i remember crying. >> you want to cry. >> it was awful. >> start doing the math, how long before it grows out. >> you realize in two years you'll like yourself again. >> when mine grows out, it grows big. >> grows big. >> first of all, this is kind of fun. let's do this first. >> what is it? >> this is a new thing. directions are in japanese. >> it's a breathalyzer. >> we tried it before. you can find out how bad your breath is immediately or good. i tried it before and on a scale of one to six, one is excellent, six is you're dead. i tried it before and i had one because i just had some gum. >> now you haven't. no, do it before. do it now. let's do it right now. >> you do it. >> blow. blow, blow, blow, mama. blow. >> y know that's not good. six? >> it is not.
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delete. she had that ready. >> we'll never know. >> it's going to be a six now. it was a one, which is perfect. >> allegedly, but we don't know. >> hold on. i'm doing it. >> this is fabulous blue cheese. >> four, three, two -- here it goes. smell it from here. go. blow, blow, blow. now i'm going to do it on mine. >> what's yours? >> it can't even register. >> read the directions. they are in japanese. >> boy, that's bad. off the charts. funky, nauseating. congratulations on that. here is the question about newlyweds. it's nasty. >> the only thing to get rid -- >> martini.
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>> we don't know. >> i don't know. >> another martini. >> how can i tell when a dad-gum thing comes in. >> james bond drink day. it's a martini. >> a $7 martini. >> available at ocean air seafood room for $7. >> for a special price of $7 per drink 007. >> 007 not 00. >> at my age i'm glad i can see it's two zeros and a 7. >> this is rules newlyweds should not follow. >> okay. >> agree or disagree. rule number one, you have to be mr. and mrs. same name. >> excuse me, sarah -- >> i was going to write disagree
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but took too long. >> i said no. >> erase. this is fun. 34% of women said they felt pressured to change their name. >> so don't do it. >> same account. yes or no. >> no. >> no. we want our own coin. says that's right. do what you want. i want mine and his. rule three, once you're married you need to put a five-year plan into place. yeah, that's going to work out. >> yes. >> what plan have you ever made that worked out? name one plan in your entire life. but she's going to make one. >> it seemed smart. >> what else?
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>> you should be spending your free time together? >> no. >> these marriages are going to be excellent. why? that way have you time to miss each other. >> by the time you've taken the quiz, you don't want to marry the guy, you know what i mean. >> we should ask bobby thomas. she's actually getting married. >> that's fun. >> by the way, bobby thomas has bangs. we're not going to reveal what's happening but bobby has got bangs. >> she sure does. >> now, this is interesting. if you share the housework with your significant other -- >> before the other survey we did about six months ago said if your husband is cleaning the house, he's sexier, so remember all those shots of guys vacuuming, we're like, that's hot. apparently that's not working now. >> you know what's hot? carrying in firewood. >> carrying in firewood. >> chopping it down and carrying it in. >> that's hot. apparently the more housework a
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man does in the house, the higher chances of divorce. don't use this as an excuse, you guys. they aren't sure why divorce rate is higher among people that share housework. >> how do you know that? >> they guess it's better when they have a defined definition. >> are they ask you when they file for divorce who vacuumed more? i think it's all bologna. >> how about you need help, you say, hey, rudolph, got off your deer and membership me. >> rudolph. >> if you're married to a guy named rudolph. >> here is the thing. when people share the same job, arguments arrive. let's go to nameless. joey over there tells me that -- no? something her husband does he wants to be helpful and she loves him for it. if he doesn't do it properly, it ends up making more work for
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her. >> laundry. >> laundry. >> at least he tries. >> you know what, we have two things happening right now. the first is going to be kathie lee's friday funny. >> go ahead. >> a gynecologist -- it's funny already -- was burned out and fed up with dealing with insurance. hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic. he went to the local technical college and learned all that he could. when the time of the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared very carefully for weeks and weeks and completed the exam with tremendous skill. when the results came back, he was surprised to find out that he had obtained a score of 150%. fearing an error, he called in the instructor saying, i don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result but i wonder if there is an error in the grade. >> sounds like it. >> the instructor said you took the engine apart perfectly. which was worth 50% of the grade. you put the engine back
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perfectly again, which is another 50%. >> and? >> after a pause -- i'm getting there hoda, no need to -- the instructor added i gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler which i've never seen done in my entire career. >> you saved it at the end, brought it at the end. time for our girl bobbie thomas. >> you are really funny today. >> the bangs. >> it's tryday. natalie morales is on the with the trend, joey deschanel. you don't have to permanently snip the bangs. it's not that bad. they clip in. they are $18. you can have your hair back. >> i love it. >> but they are real hair -- this is real hair so you can style it. >> you can style it.
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>> you can style it. >> take it anywhere. >> really? >> what else. >> go on line and explain how to get these. this is a really cool new brush by conair. you know when some people try to blow dry hair, they get it tangled in a round brush. this retracts, which is cool. if it tangles, it goes back in. really great. last but not least, these are rollers that are really cool. you can adjust the size to however small or large. >> great. >> very smart. >> bobbie, you rock. >> we want to thank women's day magazine for sending these cupcakes. >> they are beautiful. >> 75th birthday. they are encouraging everyone to go out and do something wonderful for a woman you know. >> beautiful. anna kendrick has something to sing about. she'll tell us about her new comedy "pitch perfect" right
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now the "twilight" actress is changing her tune in a movie called "pitch perfect" she is singing in a highly competitive all girl a capella group. ♪ ♪ >> we are so in. >> it's awkward every time i hear myself sing but i love that song so much. i feel like such a dork. it's playing and my voice, which is unusual. but i'm still like -- >> bring it. >> we didn't realize what a great singer you were. >> we didn't know you could sing like that. >> it's a dark secret.
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>> you were in night music, not an easy score to sing. >> no. >> did you always want to be broadway. >> when i was 6-year-old i did community theater, i was an orphan in little orphan annie. my parents introduced me to everything, sports and academic stuff. this the thing i kept coming back to. i couldn't really tell you what it was that made me want to do it. >> amazing. >> lucky i got to keep doing it. >> "glee" heightened everyone's attention to things like this. tell me, is this movie kind of like at? >> i don't know. i think i'm like the last person in america who has not seen that show. >> you've been working kind of hard. >> our writer wrote the script years and years before "glee." the success with "glee" is getting it. >> competition groups have been around forever. >> when i was 18 years old, i just moved to l.a., a friend of
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mine had a crush on this guy who was in one of these groups and i got dragged to this performance. it was a competition between ucla and usc. i thought it was going to be the most excruciating night of my life and by the end i was a huge dork. i was like, this is amazing, can we go meet them? it was a famous upset because ucla beat usc or vice versa. it went down in history. when i bring it up with people that know this world, they were like you were there, this famous night. >> that song, a capella, what's happening there. >> singing this complicated game. you have to wait. somebody else is singing the song and you have to wait for a lyric you know and take that lyric and start singing differently. there's all these rules to the game we play. >> for people who do not understand what a capella means.
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>> not linguine. >> not barber shop quartets, it's a somewhat new thing. >> like boyz ii men. >> pan okay, you would be the drums. >> solo. >> only one person singing the melody and words. you're creating an orchestra with just voices. >> the human voice. >> we're so excited. this movie, "pitch perfect" opens at a theater near you. >> you are the cutest thing in the world. >> thank you. get ready for those crazy, off the wall photos. they will make you say what? what? anna, you're not going to want to stay around. dad: hello ! hi ! hi, pretty ! mom: what's that, rosie ? ♪ you are exactly one of a kind ♪ hi there !
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fabulous photos that make you do a double take and make you say what the what? miss sarah hayes is here with this week's top picks. what have you got? >> totally. our first photo comes from jerry goldstein from delaware, ohio. look at this, silver dollar saloon. fire danger extreme. don't even fart in the forest. that was taken at mt. rushmore during the severe drought. >> clearly a sense of humor.
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>> you win. >> don't push your luck. don't fart in the forest. st. paul, minnesota, submitted this photo. maybe they should think about changing the mascot. that is a pea sample at the zoo. >> can you imagine the kid going, please, take a picture of me with this sample. >> those look like -- >> i get it but looks like -- >> waves in the urine. >> i like this segment. >> we have a photo from anne hathaway, no, not that one, from st. cloud, minnesota. don't stop here but bus stop, but don't, buses aren't coming. it was just during a state fair. wasn't that confusing? wouldn't you put that over the bus stop sign. claire martinez from courtville, california, sent us this photo. please use thongs to grasp
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bread. that one little letter changes everything. you're going to bring out your own thong for that one. >> i wonder if anybody did. >> dina from harryville. >> harryville? >> that's a place in kansas. what exactly would you be diving into. a picnic table. they covered the pool but forgot that side thing. >> something sad about that. >> some people dive into their food. >> true. >> katie mitchell from dublin, ohio. for those of you that just like the taste of vodka -- >> nonalcoholic vodka. >> why? >> just -- >> not drinking it for its taste. >> well done. well done, sarah. >> if you have a photo that makes you say what the what, send it. >> get ready for fright night with fun do it yourself
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we're back on this friday with more of "today." while we've barely entered october, the holiday will be here. frank fontana is here to calm the jitters. he has terrific ideas to decorate your house and scaring up a party on a budget. >> hey, my two fifrt witches. >> did you say two favorite witches? >> we know what he means. >> body parts. >> what's more scary than that. >> right? take it to the next level. i got these at a halloween supply store. tie old cookie jars, mason jars, threw them in, added food coloring to the water. >> what's in there? >> you don't want to know. >> hands, brains, hearts,
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vampire hearts. >> eyeball. >> cool little signs and burned the edges with a lighter. >> that's fun. >> if you can't afford that stuff, i'll show you how to do it at home with cauliflower. this the brain. we are making alien brain. what you do, fill it up with a little more water. put some food coloring. looks really cool. >> yeah. >> if you don't have food coloring, use a little ketchup. put a top on it. a label, print out on the computer, instant alien brain. >> what do you do with it once you have it? >> display it. people can look at it. >> throw it out afterwards. a trick to recycle old books. got these from goodwill, spray painted them black. any old book will do. get stencils, on the outside of the binder put spells, all kinds of halloween lingo.
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i printed out a big cover that says curses and witch craft. i suggest glug them together if kids are around, knock them over, it goes bye-bye. >> i love this. >> this is really inexpensive. maybe not for everybody's taste. i know this is your favorite one. >> it looks expensive. >> these are old milk cartons recycled to look like sparkling ghouls. >> what did you put inside? >> open the back, stuff christmas lights, recycling again. shove them in there, so they look like this. paste it on the outside. would you make me a ghost face. >> are lights too hot for plastic? >> no, they haven't burned so far. >> burn the house down, i'm concerned. >> they let off such little energy you don't have to worry about it. if you're concerned, put it outside, leave it on overnight, if it doesn't melt by morning,
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you're in good shape. >> she's going to paint forever. >> a sneak peek. >> something down here. >> i'm not finished. >> nobody cares about the milk carton. >> i do. i have a task i'm going to complete. >> spider wreath. this is a fun trick to put on the door, inside, outside. >> this looks cool. >> you like this one? >> i do. >> come here, you've got to make it with me. >> you're on this side. a brief explanation. your own wreath, recycle, pull off christmas decorations, use these. take the spider web and create your own. >> put some spiders on there. >> i have spiders. one big spider. whoever grabs it first, it's yours. >> what i suggest, do your sticks first. >> what is that? >> i'm trying to make mine. >> we have 30 seconds. >> you've got to go, go, go.
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>> wrap it around. >> let me help you. pull the spider web across. >> looks like they had a little cut. >> take a burge of these, throw them on. you're there. >> see. look at mine. >> actually the first time in history hoda has beat kathie lee in the throwdown. >> thank you. >> if that didn't scare you, wait until you see some of the wacky beauty trends. >> right after this. so... [ gasps ]
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it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. red lips one week, pink the next. beauty trends come and go. if you think you've seen the craziest trends, think again. fashion and beauty expert jenn is here to tell us all about the wacky beauty trends popping up this fall. good to see you. >> how are you keeping up with things? >> beauty trends can get a little weird. sometimes it can be good. for example, 3d makeup. >> now, what's your name? >> ugon. >> the 3d eye. the play on colors so from different angles, different colorwise, depth perception. estee lauder has new lip sticks that use different particles of shine and that's what gives the 3d effect. >> when it's a trend, you don't
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want to invest too much money. >> there's a range. pretty affordable. you've got to pick and choose. >> moving onto black makeup. >> yes. we always thought it seemed a little strange, something that looked like dirt on your face. this has been around a long time for sensitive skin. this is like the that started the trend. now black lipstick. lady gaga wore it. a way you can use it is with a red or pink. no, it's ghoulish. looks freaky. >> that's freaky version. i have it mixed with my shadow, the one there. it looks normal. lady gaga's fragrance, you pit it on, it's clear. >> okay, miss trendy. textured nails are big, too. >> it's big. new at sephora, it's velvet. what she has on over here is also sephora, rubber nails.
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it looks rubbery. >> everybody doing it on the third. >> they call it the statement nail. i think i'm too old for it, some people love it. but i love this because it doesn't chip as easily because it has a rubbery finish to it. >> okey-doke. >> the lip department down here. >> lip sticks are no longer stick. all about liquid lip sticks. a whole collection of liquid lip color, the first lipstick in 1870, they are going to the formula. >> 1870. >> these still have the finish of a lipstick. it gives that effect. for some it's easier to apply. it's not shimmery or shiny like you would think a gloss. it's a full on lipstick but more modern formula. >> use a pencil, too. >> easy, simple, use it point. >> are we up to face deodorants,
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this is freaky. >> you know how you sweat if you're nervous. this evaporates quickly. put it on before the makeup. also good for the beach. also has spf. if you're out on vacation, at the beach. >> oils, people freak out. >> putting oil on your face, a french beauty treatment, it's great. seaberry, a huge ingredient, very moisturizing. this is from melvita, oily scalp and skin. it almost tricks spoke not overproducing oil. >> you know what i did a couple of months ago and it changed my life. vitamin c liquid on my face. >> do you love it? >> i love it. it's tightened. >> very pure formulas, fragrance-free, after you
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cleanse, before you moisturize. >> what else? >> nipple balms. cover your face, sephora, originally for nipples, now on the lips. it's a big thing for makeup artists. >> who uses things on their nipp nipples. >> nursing mothers do. >> this is one called nip and fab. funny you should mention it. benefit, pole dancers, to put on to make nipples nice and pink. now for the face. >> crazy. >> a great country. >> wonderful. >> thank you. >> coming up, lace up those sneakers, frtd sofa to the street. >> you're going to like it. >> right after this. yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i want to eat meat! [ male announcer ] iams knows dogs love meat. ...but most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten
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on get fit with kathie lee
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and hoda, we are putting you to the challenge, getting you off the couch and getting you ready to run a 5k race in five weeks. >> sarah has hers strapped on and ready to go. easy tips to get you to jump-start your training and across the finish line. editor in chief of the magazine. hey, david. if you're getting started, a lot of people haven't run since high school. the idea of putting shoes on and getting busy, what are the basics, what should you start with. >> so many good reasons to run. you will feel better physically and mentally. you'll look better. you'll gain confidence, health. it's a great way to help good causes, raise money for cancer, breast cancer survivor. so many great reasons to start running even if you haven't before. >> getting the right shoes. >> if you have the wrong ones, forget it. >> first, sign up for a race.
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5k. >> how many miles? >> 3.1 miles. >> doable for most people. >> what five-week training plan, a few days a week, 30 minutes at a time, you can be ready for it. it's a great thing to put out there in the future to get you motivated. then you want to pick a route around your house so you can get comfortable building up to that 30 minutes of running at a time. >> is that what it should take, 30 minutes? >> a 10-minute mile. >> that's a pretty good pace, something to shoot for. >> i do it in songs. three songs is one mile. i count songs. by the time i'm done with 10 songs, i've usually done three miles. >> any of those songs mine? how do you pick the right gear, david? >> you mentioned shoes. shoes really are the only essential gear, especially for beginners. that's one of the great things about running. change your shoes, you can run anywhere you are. check in with specialty running store to get a sense of what you
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need in running shoes. you want some cushion and a little stability. we've got three award winning shoes from runners world. >> assics are my favorite. >> they keep your ankle from running. a lighter running shoe, good racing. nike lunar guide, in addition to looking cool is a great combination of -- >> can't they make them in one color, not all this neon stuff. please tell somebody to do that. >> i'll work on that. >> i don't know what this stick is for. please explain it. >> that feels great. >> this is to get knots out of your muscles, prevent soreness. when you start running you tend to get sore. a few minutes of this -- >> she's all yours. sarah will be running the new york city marathon. yes, she is. >> she's going to do it.
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>> good for you, honey. >> thank you. >> sarah, we're going to follow your journey. look how well sarah is doing. >> very proud of her. >> all right. >> all right. hits from the beverly hills kitchen, a classic lesson in southern kitchen but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with "today's" kitchen. if you're in the mood for southern cooking with a french floor, you're in for a treat. he has cooked for reagans and royals and now he's cooking for us. sharing some of his favorite recipes in the new book "my beverly hills kitchen." >> yum. there we go. this is a celebration. >> it's my first book and time to celebrate. the first thing we're going to
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do -- >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. the first thing we're going to do is start with pecan crusted salmon. with no respect to your dogs, it's so easy they could do it. no disrespect to your cats or dogs, i know they are smart. take some pecans, melted butter, dry dill, garlic, salt. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> this is easy. >> grind it up. >> okay. yum, yum. then it becomes like this. >> still kind of crunchy. >> it's crunchy and full of flavor. the first thing we do with the salmon is season it because we're all about big, strong flavors. that's what the whole reason for being is to me. >> what salmon do you like? do you like the wild salmon? >> i love wild salmon. this is a piece right there. >> beautiful. you have to have it twice a week for great heart health. >> i think more. >> i'm with you.
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>> then you do like that. >> i like it. >> can y'all do that. >> pat that baby down. >> yum, yum. that oven on 400, cook 10 to 12 minutes like this. >> that's happening here? >> that is magic on top of it. we have all these things, caper, parsley, chives, tarragon and garlic. >> dump it in there. >> for anybody who cares about this sort of thing. >> salt and two kinds of pepper. vinegar. that's red wine vinegar. >> of course. >> lemon juice. >> a little mustard there? >> use your finger. wipe it off. >> that goes on top. >> that's the way honey boo boo would do it down south. >> be careful. you're already hurting his feelings. >> turn it on. >> i need more help. >> yes. >> one, one, one, pour it very
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slowly on the top. >> what are they. >> olive oil and regular oil. >> very slowly. >> we have about a minute. >> how hard is that? >> that's about as easy as it gets. >> that is the sauce. there we go. time to go to the party. >> okay. pecan crusted salmon. yum. >> no plate, no sauce. >> a little sauce. >> hit me. >> oh yeah. >> oh my gosh. >> oh my gosh. >> i am not mad at that. i'm not. >> heirloom tomato pie. all in the book. >> amazing. amazing. >> i need another bite. real quick, what is that? >> white and dark chocolate mint mousse. my fave. >> we have a big week next week. rick springfield, hulk hogan and cast of the "jersey shore."
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>> have an awesome week, everybody. god bless. >> thank you. >> in sane. >> in sane. >> you know how to do it fo sure. >> this is amazing. >> you've got to taste this stuff. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt.
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